2 votes

Tuque Creek Bridge



Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #107710


Street View 


Lost pony truss bridge over Tuque Creek on MO 47/94 just southeast of Marthasville
Warren County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1933; replaced in 2011
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 70.5 ft.
Total length: 157.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61790, -91.04433   (decimal degrees)
38°37'04" N, 91°02'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/670259/4276189 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washington West
Land survey
T. 45 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-93 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5664 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22776 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 9, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Updated the information per forum.
  • April 1, 2011: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • April 1, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge's demolition is imminent.
  • October 13, 2010: New photo from David Backlin
  • April 7, 2006: Posted additional photos from Jack Schmidt


  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com


Tuque Creek Bridge
Posted October 8, 2012, by jayhawk

This bridge is gone.

Looks like it was replaced as scheduled.

Tuque Creek Bridge
Posted March 11, 2007, by Jim Buescher (james426 [at] centurytel [dot] net)

I have a picture of this bridge when it was brand new in 1933. My grand parents and aunt are standing on the bridge posing for the picture. I'm not suprised about the bridge being structurly deficient, I drive over the bridge almost every day, I've watched it disinegrate before my eyes for the last fifty years.

Jim Buescher

Marthasville, MO.